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The London Red Raiders have been playing well on the tennis courts and the results are showing.

The team picked up three wins in its last three contests, the most recent coming in the form of a 3-2 defeat of visiting Washington Court House Tuesday, Sept. 5.

In that contest Alex Clark won her first singles match by forfeit, and the first doubles team of Cassie Anders and Kate Eisler (6-4, 6-4) and the second doubles team of Breanna Blackburn and Meredith Hochstetler (0-6, 6-4, 7-5) helped to secure the victory. Emma Hatem (6-4, 6-0) and Rachel Herman (6-2, 6-2) lost their singles matches.

Prior to the holiday weekend London topped Grandview 5-0 with Clark (6-3, 6-4), Hatem (6-4, 7-5) and Herman (6-4, 6-4) all winning singles matches in straight sets. The Anders-Eisler doubles team won 6-2, 6-2, while Blackburn-Hochstetler triumphed 6-1, 6-2.

The team also was victorious 3-2 over visiting Greenon Aug. 29.

Boys golf

Jonathan Alder 167,

Buckeye Valley 198

Jonathan Alder and Buckeye Valley spent the last few years competing against one another as members of the Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference. They no longer share a league but their rivalry continued Tuesday at Oakhaven Golf Club in Delaware County.

The Pioneers easily won the match-up doing so in a solid round of 167.

A pair of Alder teammates shared medalist honors after matching rounds of 40.

Giuseppe Petrella and Tyler Hilbert both finished 40s, while Mychal McKelvey (43) and Zach Otto (44) had solid rounds.

Girls soccer

Columbus School for Girls 4,

West Jefferson 0

The Lady Roughriders (2-3) failed to score for the second straight game as they were shutout at Columbus School for Girls Tuesday. The loss came a week or so after an 8-0 setback against West Liberty-Salem Aug. 31.

West Jeff will be back in action Thursday, Sept. 7 when they travel to Springfield Northeastern. Game time is slated for 5:30 p.m. The team will host Greeneview Saturday morning at 10 a.m.

Boys soccer

Hamilton Township 2,

Jonathan Alder 1

The Rangers edged past the Pioneers 2-1 in a rematch of last year’s Division II district semifinal contest.

Alder (1-2-2) also lost that game last season by a single goal.

Volleyball

London 3,

Bexley 0

The Raiders (6-1, 5-0 in MSL Ohio) barely broke a sweat in sweeping past host Bexley 25-10, 25-11, 25-13 Tuesday evening.

Addison Conley (10 kills), Destiny Ellars (16 digs) and Arianna Calloway (17 assists) paced the dominant London performance.

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Jonathan Alder’s Cameron Androw, left, pushes the ball up the field during a match against London earlier this season. That was the only win of the year for the Pioneers heading into this week.
http://www.madison-press.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/37/2017/09/web1_JDG_4653a_-THE-7s.jpgJonathan Alder’s Cameron Androw, left, pushes the ball up the field during a match against London earlier this season. That was the only win of the year for the Pioneers heading into this week. Jay Gehres | Gehres Photography
Competition heats up after Labor Day break

By Chris Miles

cmiles@aimmediamidwest.com

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